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Dorset police

A man has been banned from owning cockerels and dogs for ten years after he was sentenced at court for animal welfare offences. Jack William Haskell, aged 23, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ …
old Co-op Cahntry Mews Gillingham Hopkins

Plans to turn the former Co-op store off Gillingham’s High Street into 42 homes, including 30 flats, four homes and eight assisted living apartments, have been opposed by councillors in the town. Members …
Debbie Wyke at The Malthouse

Healthcare Homes has welcomed a new manager at The Malthouse in Gillingham. Debbie Wyke has a long career in the care sector and has managed care services in the UK and Wales for …
westminster memorial hospital shaftesbury

A further expansion to the NHS’s mental health services in the area will open in Shaftesbury later this year, writes Richard Thomas. This follows the Friends of Westminster Memorial Hospital announcement this week …
crane Gillingham

A huge crane is set to dominate the landscape of the centre of Gillingham for the rest of the year. The Wolf 100 B crane is being used to help construct the new …
Dorset police

Detectives investigating an assault and robbery in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between 10pm and 10.15pm on Thursday 21 April 2022 a 15-year-old boy was …
Dorset Police

Four men have been sentenced at court for a poaching offence in North Dorset following an investigation by Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team. John Frederick Burton, aged 28 and of Basildon, Essex, Tommy …
primary school Dorset

Parents and carers in the Dorset Council area will find out today  which school their children will be joining in September. Overall, those offered their first preference has increased to just under 96 …
Dorset police

Police officers investigating a burglary in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between 2.30pm on Friday 8 April and 7.30pm on Saturday 9 April 2022 entry was …